09th September 2020

FESTIVAL UK* 2022: CALL TO ACTION for STEM, Arts and Creative Industries

We are delighted in Wales to be part of the major four nations Festival UK* which will showcase our creativity and innovation to the world.

The R&D call is open from 9 September 2020 offering an exciting opportunity for businesses, organisations and researchers across Wales to create teams, to participate and to access UK funding to develop ideas. The most creative and ambitious will receive further funding to deliver their projects in the Festival throughout 2022.

Science, technology, engineering, maths, arts and creative talent can combine in teams within Wales or across the UK. I encourage you to visit the Festival UK* website from 9 September so you can submit your application by the 16 October 2020 deadline.

Creative Wales hosts a dedicated Wales virtual event with Festival UK* on Monday 14 September so you can learn more and ask questions. An invitation will be sent shortly. Other Festival Q&A sessions are featured on the website.

We have a proud heritage of collaboration and creativity in Wales and I look forward to learning about the exciting ideas being submitted.

Yr Arglwydd Elis-Thomas AS/MS

Y Dirprwy Weinidog Diwylliant, Chwaraeon a Thwristiaeth Deputy Minister for Culture, Sport and Tourism